He told the Park Police that his congressional parking placard allows him to park in that spot, and he’s on the committee that oversees the agency.The latter is a lie:
Gohmert took the ticket off his windshield and placed it on a police car along with his business card with a written message: “Oversight of Park Service is my job! Natural Resources Thus the Congressional Plate in window.”
“I was issued a ticket and I am a congressman and parked my vehicle in the NPS parking only because I have a Congress placard, see,” Gohmert told one officer, according to the report. “I am going to a meeting on the Hill and I am the one who oversees the National Park Services Natural Resources.”
A Park Police spokesman and Capitol Hill source said a congressional plate would not allow a lawmaker to park in a reserved spot near the Lincoln Memorial.But, why are you surprised?
Nutjob Congresscritters like Gohmert, who claim to represent the Teabagger people, have no problem with RHIP stances inside the Beltway, whenever they think they can get away with it.
And, of course, he sells this stuff to the at-home nutjobs by saying the government is persecuting him, the Obama Administration is siccing the Park Police on him, etc.
And, of course, because they want to believe this, the at-home nutjobs do. Because, of course, somebody as
Meanwhile, why wasn't Gohmert Pyle invited to this Texas wingnut all-stars event?